Giroud - How I was able to make an impact

Olivier Giroud just keeps scoring at vital times.

Our striker has won us five points this season alone with goals scored in the closing stages of matches. In fact, in 2017, he’s scored 10 times in the 80th minute or later.

Giroud again came to the rescue at Southampton on Sunday - and after the game he discussed why he was able to make an impact.

on coming off the bench and scoring…
I always try to bring something for the team when I come on the pitch. Today we missed having players in the box, so I tried to bring that. It was a good cross from Alexis and I tried to be at the right place at the right time. It’s nice to come back because since the beginning of the second half, we were pushing and pushing. We are pleased with this point because it’s always difficult to play there.

on defensive mistakes costing the team again…
The boss said we wanted to start strongly and finish strongly. We were caught behind our defenders at the beginning of the game and Charlie did well - he could have scored a brace. Fortunately for us it was only 1-0 and we were able to come back at the end. It’s a good point. 

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